Archive for the ‘Herbs’ Category

A little spring in my step…

Ok, ok, it’s been really way too long. Let’s get everyone up to speed, shall we? So last post I had was tracking Hurricane Sandy (well, I guess it was technically Halloween, but I’m pretty sure I actually wrote that one a few weeks ahead of time) and although we lucked out with no damage [...]

March 25, 2013 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Herb of the Week – Double Feature – Regular & Garlic Chives!

Trying to get back in the swing of things, I wanted to try to cover some lost ground with my herbs of the week and try a double feature. Ok, so they are both technically chives, but they are definitely each worth a look! I LOVE chives! I’m actually surprised I went this long without [...]

August 24, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Herb of the Week – Lemon Verbena

I wanted to continue the citrus trend from last week’s post. Lemon Verbena is a cool herb I read about that I came across during one of the flower searches earlier this year. I ended up getting it for free with a coupon (SWEET!). It is really not a super well known herb, but it [...]

July 13, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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German Chamomile

By the time this posts, I should be in Germany enjoying some delicious bread and wurst for lunch. I’ll be there this week for work. I think it is now appropriate to share that my German Chamomile has flowers! Sehr schön.    

July 8, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Herb of the Week – Lemon Basil

Just this year, I discovered this phenomenal smelling herb at my favorite local garden center – Condursos. I love regular basil, but then mix it with lemon and you have a little piece of heaven. Seriously, it smells that good. The lemon scent is actually caused by the same chemical that is in real lemons. It resembles [...]

July 6, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Happy 4th of July!

Can’t think of anything clever for today, so hope everyone has a great day! We are heading to a bbq, and bringing mojitos made with the mint I’ve been yapping about so much, here and here (and also Orange Mint, which I plan to feature soon). I hope they are delicious! Happy American Independence day!

July 4, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Herb of the Week – Dragon’s-Wort (Tarragon)

Ok, I was going to wait till Halloween season to use Tarragon (because seriously, it’s also called DRAGON’S-WORT!) but I realized I don’t have enough weekly herbs to make it that far into fall, and frankly, I’m a little disappointed in my tarragon overall, and I’m not sure it’s going to be around that much [...]

June 29, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Herb of the Week – Lavender

Over the past week, the pretty lavender flowers have bloomed in the garden. This is another gem leftover from the previous owners, with two lavender plants on the rocky hill in our backyard. The deer stay away from them, and they attract lots of bumble bees. The purple flowers grow on long spikes separate from [...]

June 22, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Herb of the Week – Curry Dwarf

You’ve heard me talk about my trip to the Merrifield Garden Center a few months ago with my friends Lee Ann and Alicia. Well, the curry dwarf plant was one of the reasons why I thought it was so awesome. I had never heard of this plant before, and we found it among the more common [...]

June 15, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Herb of the Week – Apple Mint

I took me awhile to actually figure out what kind of mint this was. It was pretty easy to identify the ‘mint’ part because it smelled so good, plus, the mint symmetry is pretty distinct. The thing that threw me off was the fuzzy leaves. Turns out, the fuzzy leaves are one of the key [...]

June 8, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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